GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
STOPit, a mobile app that allows students to anonymously report cyberbullying, has just signed up with seven schools in New Jersey and Florida to provide its platform. The app aims to reduce cyberbullying in schools and provide a safer, more secure environment in which both victims and bystanders may immediately alert the appropriate parties. In New Jersey, schools include Saint Denis School in addition to three schools in the Kenilworth school district. Three schools in the Somerset Academy Charter network in Jacksonville, FL are also included.
The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against Sprint in the U.S. district court in San Francisco, saying the telecommunications company overcharged for wiretaps and other law enforcement efforts to intercept communications.
The complaint says that numerous government agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, were overcharged by about $21 million from January 2007 to July 2010.
Edward Davis, recently retired commissioner of the Boston Police Department, has joined the advisory board of Wallingford, CT-based Mutualink, which specializes in advanced real-time interoperable communications and multimedia solutions for public safety and emergency management.
Several counties throughout Utah have announced plans to use Ping4alerts!, a mobile notification platform for emergency communications, becoming among the first in the state to use the system. Emergency management professionals in Cache County, Weber County, Rich County, Morgan County, Box Elder County, and Davis County have chosen to adopt the technology.
AtHoc, a major provider of network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced it has quadrupled its data center capacity and increased security with the implementation of VCE Vblock Systems to support global customer demand in the large enterprise market as well as from large homeland security and defense customers.
In an announcement at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Blackberry introduced the eBBM Suite, a new family of products and services that work with BlackBerry smartphones, the BlackBerry enterprise solution (BES), and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to provide enterprise-class mobile messaging that brings together the core strengths of BBM with features and capabilities aimed at enterprises.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless 911 callers. The proposed rule changes stem partly from Americans’ increasing use of wireless phones, especially from indoors.
Reports indicate that 73 percent of 911 calls in California are made from wireless phones and that about 80 percent of all smartphone use occurs indoors, according to the FCC.
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|Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe||Feb 12 - 13|